Thursday, July 19, 2012

Run Done


So today I ran the 5k that I had been training for.  I had been training very little the last week, so I was full of go.  My weight is down to 196 lbs.

I got 22:23 and am very happy.

My training was not as tabata heavy as I thought it would be back in February.  I also ran a lot of SIIT.  I ran tempo runs, 'comfortably hard' runs at near race pace and distance.  I did a weekly 90 second interval run.  Near the end of the training I worked in 10-20-30 runs I read about.

I didn't have a problem with shin splints, although I had to do some vigorous stretching on my calves - particularly the soleus, which apparently requires a different stretch.

Near the end I started working on hip flexor looseness and shoulder looseness using the dynamic stretches of squat 2 stands and shoulder dislocations. These were awesome for running, my calves bothered me much less, and my hamstrings, always tight, really loosened with this.  Doing lots of hamstring stretches before that hadn't been very  effective, and often led to my upper back hurting.

Oh, another run I was intending to do turned out to be on Saturday, two days from now.  Hopefully I don't get too sore 'cuz I intend to run it.

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